Reply 520 of 624, by HanJammer
Shreddoc wrote on 2021-08-24, 22:17:
I f'ing loved these things when younger. Perhaps because they were part of an entire experience: being a teen, discovering adult humour while still having full appreciation for the immature stuff, surfing on the cutting edge of society driving forwards into a new age, and all that jazz.(...)
No man, in my opinion that has not much to do with it. You enjoyed them because you didn't knew any better. Also Because in fact there was nothing better gameplay wise etc. You were a kid with plenty of time to spend so you didn't valued your time as much as you do right now. Many games like these aged extremely well when it comes to graphics and sound, but extremely bad when it comes to gameplay. Some fortunately were saved thanks to community mods or emulator features.
Look at Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy - this game would be barely playable if not for the savegame system featured in the emulators. Or Little Big Adventure - again, original had horrible savegame system and every collision with wall reduced your life which made the game so frustrating. But it was all fixed in the LbaWin. Same applies to other titles - unfortunately some of them are beyond fixing - while Alone in the Dark is perfectly playable gameplay-wise and looks and sounds cool as well - it has confusing puzzles and is too difficult to enjoy it because it requires huge time investment (and playing it with a solution makes not much sense). We simply have better modern games to play right now...
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